Daily Readings…

Monday, January 22

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Genesis 18:1-15

And the Lord appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day. 2 He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth 3 and said, “O Lord, if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant. 4 Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree, 5 while I bring a morsel of bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on—since you have come to your servant.” So they said, “Do as you have said.” 6 And Abraham went quickly into the tent to Sarah and said, “Quick! Three seahs of fine flour! Knead it, and make cakes.” 7 And Abraham ran to the herd and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to a young man, who prepared it quickly. 8 Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them. And he stood by them under the tree while they ate. 9 They said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “She is in the tent.” 10 The Lord said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him. 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years. The way of women had ceased to be with Sarah. 12 So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?” 13 The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.” 15 But Sarah denied it,Or acted falsely

“>5 saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. He said, “No, but you did laugh.”

Psalm 20

1  May the Lord Ge 35:3

“>lanswer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you! 2  May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion! 3  May he remember all your offerings and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices!  4  May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans! 5  May we shout for joy over your salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners! May the Lord fulfill all your petitions! 6  Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand. 7  Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. 8  They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright. 9  O Lord, save the king! May he answer us when we call.

Matthew 11:20-30

Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. 21 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24 But I tell you that Mt 10:15